The Earth Science Projects Division manages the missions which advance our understanding of the Earth.

ESPD's specific responsibilities include<br />Agency level programmatic responsibility for both ESMP and RPP. ESPD manages Earth observing missions at GSFC, <br />and provides a high-level science and customer interface. ESPD supports center competition initiatives and mission studies. ESPD Analyzes and recommends adjustments to budgets. ESPD coordinates reporting to Center management, NASA Headquarters and NOAA. ESPD provides administrative support, coordinates major reviews,<br /> as well as cross-cutting activities and initiatives. ESPD directs all efforts associated with mission formulation, instrument design and development; spacecraft design and development; ground system design and development, satellite integration and test; and mission operations through post launch testing and/or operation, and disposal.





Leadership and guidance is provided for the development and operation of missions under the Earth Systematic Missions Program (ESMP), with projects at GSFC, LaRC and JPL as well as missions under the Reimbursable Projects Program (RPP), with projects at GSFC and JPL.

Current Projects @ GSFC

Active projects residing at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

Polar Operational Environmental Satellite (POES)

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POES home

Earth Science Data and Information Systems (ESDIS)

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ESDIS home

Total Solar Irradiance Spectral Solar Irradiance (TSIS)

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TSIS home

Ice Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2)

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ICESat-2 home

Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR)

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Pre-Aerosol, Clouds, and ocean Ecosystem (PACE)

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PACE home

ESMO manages science missions, shown here is GPM

Earth Science Mission Operations (ESMO)

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More on ESMO

Current Projects @ JPL & Langley

Active projects residing at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory or Langley Research Center.

Stratosphere Aerosol & Gas Experiment (SAGE III)

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SAGE III Home

GRACE Recovery & Climate Experiment Follow-On
(GRACE FO)

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GRACE FO Home

Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP)

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SMAP Home

Radiation Ozone & Atmospheric Measurements (ROAM)

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Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT)

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SWOT Home

CLARREO Pathfinder

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Pre-Formulation

Missions with science and instrument development still in formulation.

Active Sensing of CO2 Emissions over Nights, Days, and Seasons (ASCENDS)

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ASCENDS Home

Aerosol-Cloud-Ecosystems (ACE)

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ACE Home

Hyperspectral Infrared Imager (HyspIRI)

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HyspIRI Home

Geostationary Coastal and Air Pollution Events (GEO-CAPE)

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GEO-CAPE Home